I've lost my NXPowerLite Desktop registration details, what can I do?
Can I download older versions of NXPowerLite Desktop?
I'm an existing customer with a new PC. How can I set up NXPowerLite on it?
NXPowerLite Desktop is licensed per-user and each user can install it on up to 3 machines. Any other user will need a license for NXPowerLite Desktop.
In order to get back up and running please follow these steps:
- Locate your NXPowerLite Desktop license or use the automated registration key reminder service
- Download the version of NXPowerLite Desktop to which you are entitled or upgrade to the latest version.
- To register the software, press the 'Enter Code' button in NXPowerLite's 'About' box (or select 'Enter Code' from the 'Help' menu). Then enter your registration code in the window that appears.
Can I use my NXPowerLite license on both Windows and Mac?
You can switch between Windows and Mac without penalty as NXPowerLite Desktop is licensed per user, not per machine. NXPowerLite Desktop registration keys are designed to work on both the Windows and Mac versions of the equivalent version number. So a version 10 key for NXPowerLite Desktop (Windows) will also unlock version 10 of NXPowerLite Desktop (Mac).
You don't need to let us know if you want to crossgrade. Simply download the version of the software that you have a licence for to your new machine and use your existing key to unlock it. All current and previous versions of NXPowerLite can be downloaded on the support page NXPowerLite Downloads (All products)
All registration keys are also backwards compatible, so each key can unlock the current version and all previous versions too.
Are there bulk deployment options for IT managers or administrators?
Yes. It can be provided as a Windows Installer .MSI file (for either the x86 or x64 architecture), which makes it easy to install and register automatically, for example via Group Policy. Default settings and behavior can be set automatically using simple command-line options Registry scripts.
Note: For NXPowerLite Desktop (Mac) there is currently no centralized deployment option.
What languages is NXPowerLite available in?
NXPowerLite is currently available in the following languages: Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Dutch, English*, French*, German*, Italian, Japanese*, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil) & Spanish*.
* Available in NXPowerLite Desktop (Mac).
What does NXPowerLite do to embedded documents and charts within Microsoft Office files?
NXPowerLite can flatten embedded documents and charts in certain circumstances. Below we outline the scope of the current behaviour and future development plans.
NXPowerLite v9.x or Earlier will only flatten embedded documents in Office binary formats (.DOC, .PPT, .XLS). Office XML files (.DOCX, .PPTX or .XLSX) embedded within other Office XML files will be optimized but not flattened.
If an XLSX file contains embedded charts it usually has an associated embedded XLSX file included in the file. This file has all the data required to represent the chart plus any other data in the file. NXPowerLite v10 includes a new feature 'Remove embedded chart data' available for PowerPoint and Word. If enabled it will remove the embedded Excel spreadsheet but the result is the chart looks the same and the data points can still be edited but the file is much smaller.
NXPowerLite v10 or earlier can also flatten charts to a picture representation inside binary files or charts made with XLS files inside XML documents. This does not retain the ability to edit chart data.
Can I optimize several files at once (batch processing)?
NXPowerLite Desktop can be used to process multiple files in one batch. Up to 10,000 files can be optimized, however, the performance and reliability of the application will depend on the specifications of the computer (and network) running NXPowerLite.
For a more stable way to optimize large quantities of files, we recommend using NXPowerLite for File Servers, which is designed to process many files on a server or data store.
During the 14-day evaluation period, NXPowerLite will limit the number of files that can be processed at the same time to 20. To remove this limitation and allow up to 10,000 files in a batch, you will need to buy the software and register it with a valid registration key.
NXPowerLite can flatten embedded documents and charts in certain circumstances. Below we outline the scope of the current behavior and future development plans.
Which email clients does NXPowerLite work with?
NXPowerLite Desktop (Windows only) can be set to automatically reduce email file attachments in the following email clients:
- Outlook* (2007-2021 and M365 | 32 & 64 bit versions)
- Lotus Notes** (6.0 - 10.x)
* Automatic zipping of emails is only available for Outlook 2010-2021 Plus M365
** By default, NXPowerLite cannot integrate with a Lotus Notes multi-user environment. To enable this feature see NXPowerLite deployment in a Lotus Notes environment.
Note: NXPowerLite Desktop (Mac) does not support automatic email processing with any email client.
Is there a manual/documentation for NXPowerLite Desktop?
NXPowerLite Desktop 10 does not have a PDF manual or included help files. There are context-sensitive help links within the software that links to relevant information in our online support area. Our NXPowerLite Desktop support area contains all the support articles you need to make the most of NXPowerLite Desktop.
Do I need to have Microsoft Office installed to optimize a Word, Excel, or PowerPoint file?
Do I need to have image editing software installed to optimize a JPEG file?
Do I need to have Adobe Acrobat installed to optimize a PDF file?
What is ‘Evaluation Mode’ in NXPowerLite Desktop?
When you first start NXPowerLite Desktop Edition, it will open in ‘Evaluation Mode’. This mode is designed for people that want to test NXPowerLite before buying the software.
In Evaluation mode, the software is fully functional for 14 days after which point it will cease to operate. You will need to register the software to continue using NXPowerLite.
To register the software, click either the ‘Enter Key...’ button that appears on the NXPowerLite ‘About’ screen, or select ‘Enter registration key...’ from NXPowerLite’s ‘Help’ menu. A window will appear containing boxes for you to enter your name and 25-character registration code.
Can I replace my original file or do I have to create optimized copies?
By default, NXPowerLite will create copies of original files in the same folder.
It is possible to change the default Save setting by clicking on the dropdown control to switch between the three different settings:
- Create optimized copy (Default)
- Back up and replace original
- Replace original
Create optimized copy
A new optimized file will be created in the configured folder and the copy of the original file will have (NXPowerLite Copy) appended to the name of the file. The original file will be untouched.
Backup and replace original
The original file will be deleted and replaced with a smaller version. The original file will be renamed as a backup and placed in the configured folder. The backup file will have (NXPowerLite Backup) appended to the name of the file.
NXPowerLite will replace the original file without any backup. This is a one-way process and cannot be reversed, so NXPowerLite will warn you before completing the process.
Create Copy / Back up in
It is possible to select the folder where copies or backups are stored. Use the Create backup in / Create copy in the drop-down control to select either the same folder or a specific folder path.
Why won’t NXPowerLite optimize my .zip archive?
Can NXPowerLite Desktop automatically reduce/optimize my email attachments?
- 32 & 64-bit versions of Outlook 2010-2021 and M365
- Lotus Notes (6.0 - 10.x)
Note 1: Automatic zipping of emails is only available for Outlook Outlook 2010-2021 and M365
Note 2: This feature is not available for NXPowerLite Desktop (Mac).
Does NXPowerLite integrate with Adobe Reader software?
With which versions of Microsoft Office does NXPowerLite Windows integrate?
Microsoft Office integration requires Outlook 2010-2021 and M365 (32-bit & 64-bit).
The add-in for Outlook allows you to automatically optimize and zip* your email attachments.
The add-ins for PowerPoint, Word and Excel allow you to optimize and save your file.
* Please note that automatically zipping email attachments is only available in Outlook 2010 onwards.
Can I use NXPowerLite with Windows Explorer or Mac OS X Finder?
Yes. The option to install NXPowerLite's Windows Explorer or Finder integration is enabled during the installation of the software and it is enabled by default.
For more information read How can I optimize a file from within Windows Explorer or Finder?